Washington Square Music Festival 57th Season 4 Tuesdays, Free Concerts Begin June 16th thru July 7th at the Park

Music Director Lutz Rath, Washington Square Music Festival
Music Director Lutz Rath, Washington Square Music Festival, at WSP

Upd 6/16: Opening night moved indoors to NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, one block east of Washington Square at Greene Street.

Don’t miss the opening concert of the Washington Square Music Festival’s 2015 Season Tuesday, June 16th followed by performances every Tuesday in June and the first Tuesday in July.

All concerts are free and begin at 8 p.m. on the stage at Garibaldi Plaza (east of the Fountain) at Washington Square Park. Seating is first come first served.

For the opening concert, Stanley Drucker, long-time first clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, re-joins the Washington Square Festival Orchestra, conducted by Lutz Rath, in Alphorn, Clarinet, Oboe & Orchestra.

The orchestra features:

Joseph Anderer, alphorn
Stanley Drucker, clarinet
Matthew Sullivan, oboe
Leopold Mozart: Concerto for alphorn and chamber orchestra
Frederico Busoni:   Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra op. 48
Jean Francaix:   Flower Clock for oboe and chamber orchestra
Maurice Ravel:    Pavane for a Dead Princess

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The Washington Square Music Festival concerts are conducted under the auspices of the Washington Square Association.

The Festival is organized by Executive Director Peggy Friedman.

In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to: NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street

For more information, check out the Festival information line: #212.252.3621 and website: Washington Square Music Festival.

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Tuesday, June 23:
Harp, Celeste, and Spoken Words
Festival Chamber Orchestra
André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp, string quartet, and speaker
— from E.A. Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death”
Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass, and percussion
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt suite for chamber orchestra and harp

Tuesday, June 30:

Winds, Strings, and voice
Festival Chamber Ensemble
Max Bruch:    Septet for winds and strings (1849)
Alexander von Zemlinsky:  Maiblumen blühten überal/Mayflowers Bloom All Over for mezzo-soprano
& string sextet (text by Richard Dehmel), Laila Salins, soloist
Ludwig van Beethoven:    Septet

Tuesday, July 7:

American Jazz
New York Jazzharmonic, 17 piece band
Ron Wasserman, Artistic Director and Leader


Photo: Sally J. Bair

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